Elaine Bunting

Sydney Harbour showdown

Predictions of the BT Global Challenge’s closest finish yet came spectacularly true in Sydney yesterday when BP Explorer stole ahead of LG FLATRON to take 1st place by only 25…

Britain's successful team jointly take the YJA top award and their coach is recognised by the Princess Royal.

A split in the ranks

Isle of Man leads as the BT Challenge fleet splits at their waypoint, and Save the Children face a harsh penalty that could put them in last place

Neck and neck to the finish

Four yachts finish leg two of the BT Global Challenge this morning within hours of each other - and others are match racing after 6,000 miles of sailing

Duel at dawn

Quadstone beats BP over the line after a day-long tacking duel - now the crew face a nervous wait to see if they'll be penalised for sail damage

Transatlantic cruising fleet gathers

Although it is a full week before the start of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers next Sunday, over 150 yachts are gathered at Las Palmas. The popularity of this crossing…

Sweating it out in light winds

Light and variable winds frustrate BT Challenge fleet, but the usual suspects are back at the front. And why the heat's on for all

Bound for Buenos Aires

What leg two holds in store for the BT Global Challenge as the fleet leaves Boston, the teams that have most to prove and the crew who've decided it's not…

Quadstone skipper: how I run my boat

Alex Phillips, winning skipper of leg one of the BT Global Challenge, reports on what life has been like on Quadstone and what she believes has given them the edge…

‘Mutiny meeting’ underway

A meeting is underway today between the crew of BT Challenge yacht Team SpirIT and their skipper, 32-year-old Andy Dare, after a series of complaints by his crew. After seven…

Olympic gold rush for Britain

British sailors Shirley Robertson and Ben Ainslie both clinched gold medals today after remarkable racing on Sydney Harbour, while Iain Percy, Ian Walker and Mark Covell are safe in the…